As you might have read, I recently ran a few XenServer PVS Accelerator tests to determine a starting point for the cache size. This initial investigation looked at Windows 10 and Windows 2012R2 for boot and logon operations.
Looking back, I determined that I want to include three additional items
- Impact of a larger cache size – Increase from 2GB to 4GB RAM cache
- Impact of applications
- Impact of Windows 2016
Before I get into the results, let me explain the graphs.
- The blue, green and orange line denotes boot, logon and steady state operations. The first time those colors appear depicts the first VM; the second time the colors appear depicts the second VM. These colors are linked to the axis on the right showing percent of cache used.
- The solid red area graph depicts the amount of network traffic sent from the Provisioning Services server to the host. The line should initially be large and then diminish as the cache is used. It is linked to the left axis with bytes per second.
With that understanding out of the way, let’s look at the results.